Jacobin writer: Biden extending elements of Trump's 'war on asylum'

Branko Marcetic, a staff writer for the liberal magazine Jacobin, told Hill.TV that former President TrumpDonald TrumpGuardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa wins GOP primary in NYC mayor's race Garland dismisses broad review of politicization of DOJ under Trump Schumer vows next steps after 'ridiculous,' 'awful' GOP election bill filibuster MORE’s “war on asylum” has “continued tacitly” under the Biden administration.

Marcetic described how a statute known as Title 42, which allows the government to immediately expel immigrants crossing the border illegally because of the COVID-19 pandemic, has been utilized by President BidenJoe BidenBaltimore police chief calls for more 'boots on the ground' to handle crime wave Biden to deliver remarks at Sen. John Warner's funeral Garland dismisses broad review of politicization of DOJ under Trump MORE after it was first implemented by the Trump administration.

“I think [the Biden] administration has found it a very convenient rule. Even though there isn’t much of a public health justification for it, at the end of the day, it does provide an easy way to just shut people out,” said Marcetic, author of “Yesterday’s Man: The Case Against Joe Biden.”

Marcetic also criticized the Biden administration’s Northern Triangle policy, which he says is “incentivizing some of these countries to brutally crackdown on migrants to stop them from coming to the U.S. border.” The policy aims to address the root causes of migration from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

Biden “fears some sort of backlash” on immigration issues, Marcetic argued, pointing to the White House’s waffling on the refugee cap for 2021.